Yedioth Ahronot, the US has warned Israel that Egypt and Jordan, as sole Arab states that have signed peace treaties with Israel, would be under great pressure by their people to annul the agreements if Iran's nuclear facilities were attacked.
"Today the Arab leaders do not control their peoples, the streets control the leaders,” the paper quoted an unnamed high-level Israeli official as saying. "An Israeli strike is just what the Iranians need. The entire Arabs and Muslims will take to the streets to demonstrate," the official added.
"What happened with the film against [Prophet] Mohammad [PBUH] is just a preview of what will happen in case of an Israeli strike," the official said referring to the outrage growing across the Muslim world over the US-made anti-Islam movie.
Meanwhile, the gap between the US administration and the Israeli government is reportedly growing over the urgency of considering military action against Iran.
Despite Israel’s efforts to convince Washington of the necessity of military strike against Iran, the White House has in several occasions announced that there remains time and space for diplomacy concerning Tehran’s nuclear program.
Israel has carried out a number of war games and drills as Tel Aviv steps up its war rhetoric against Iran under the pretext that Iran’s nuclear energy program includes a military component.
Iran has refuted the allegations maintaining that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has every right to develop and acquire the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials have also promised a crushing response to any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.
Washington has warned Israeli officials that an attack on Iran will likely cause Egypt and Jordan to annul their peace agreements with Israel.
According to the Israeli daily